Ministries, institutions discuss measures for Mekong conservation

Members of relevant ministries and institutions gathered on Friday and Saturday to discuss the importance of the Mekong to Cambodia from a policy standpoint and how the government can best work together to ensure the conservation of the river. The two-day meeting, held under the ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-institutions-discuss-measures-mekong-conservation

Officials to meet on Mekong crisis as fishing communities suffer

On Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, record low water levels have plunged fishing communities into crisis but with warnings of “severe drought”, there are concerns the situation will get even worse.​ ...

Leonie Kijewski
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/11/officials-meet-mekong-crisis-fishing-communities-suffer-191125070104119.html

Authorities fix breached dam

Battambang provincial authorities and residents are fixing a partly broken dam in Svay Cheat village, in Sangke district’s Raing Kesei commune, after farmers breached it to irrigate their paddy fields. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-fix-breached-dam

Kampong Cham riverbank collapse affects commune administration hall

Around 50 metres of riverbank on Saturday collapsed in Kampong Cham province’s Kampong Cham city and has affected a commune administration hall building. Provincial Governor Un Chanda, who inspected the collapse site in Veal Vong commune, on Saturday said he had ordered officials to tackle ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50660666/kampong-cham-riverbank-collapse-affects-commune-administration-hall/

Conserve water in reservoirs: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday urged authorities and people to conserve water for cultivation and daily consumption as dry season sets in. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50660038/conserve-water-in-reservoirs-prime-minister/

Senior official accused of land grab

A member of the Supreme Consultation Forum is set to forward to Prime Minister Hun Sen, the complaints of more than 1,000 families against a military lieutenant general over alleged land grabbing in Kampong Thom province’s Stoung district. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/senior-official-accused-land-grab

Landowner told structures encroach on heritage land

The Apsara Authority has told Yun Sokhorn to remove a wall and a rest house from the southern part of Trapaing Hephka irrigation dike in Bos Kralanh village, Chriev commune, Siem Reap province because the structures had encroached on land designated as a national heritage. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/landowner-told-structures-encroach-heritage-land

PM calls for greater efforts to tackle global water issue

Speaking at the third Budapest Water Summit in Budapest, Hungary, Prime Minister Hun Sen said water security would be under threat due to poor management of water resources and chemical waste, global warming, and population growth. “Climate change, forest logging, insufficient public investment, lack of ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-calls-greater-efforts-tackle-global-water-issue

Sihanoukville aims to reform tourism landscape

Preah Sihanouk province plans to attract a new type of Chinese investor which could restore the image of Sihanoukville as a tourist city and shift investment away from casinos. In a meeting with Chinese embassy officials in August, provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun said the current ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sihanoukville-aims-reform-tourism-landscape

Cambodia's lifeline threatened as Mekong recedes to historic low

As world leaders meet in New York from Monday to discuss the global challenge of climate change, thousands of kilometres away people in Cambodia are grappling with dramatic changes to the country’s ecosystem, including the lowest water levels in the crucially-important Mekong River ever recorded. The United Nations ...

Andrew Nachemson
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/cambodia-lifeline-threatened-mekong-recedes-historic-190920072518567.html

Kampot mangroves ‘cleared in land grab’

The Changhaon village community claims that many hectares of mangrove forest in the coastal area in a village in Teuk Chhou district’s Prek Tnort commune, in Kampot province, were being cut down to grab land for private ownership. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampot-mangroves-cleared-land-grab

Rice Natural Development announce $50M tourism hub

Local company Rice Natural Development Plc announced a $50 million joint venture with British and Singaporean investors on Tuesday to develop a coastal tourism hub in Preah Sihanouk province. The project, which will be built on 1.8ha, will include a tourist port comprised of 10 ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-natural-development-announce-50m-tourism-hub

Calls for unblocking of canals in P Sihanouk

Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun called for those who filled in and constructed buildings over canals to remove anything blocking the vital drainage systems as flooding continues to impact the province. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/calls-unblocking-canals-preah-sihanouk

Rubbish Youths collect 10K cigarette butts at Sihanoukville beach

The “Rubbish Youths” have picked up nearly 10,000 cigarette butts from Sihanoukville’s Ochheuteal Beach over the past two weekends, after launching a campaign to collect one million butts from Cambodia’s coastal areas to keep the beaches clean. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rubbish-youths-collect-10k-cigarette-butts-sihanoukville-beach

Koh Kong authorities order halt to filling-in of sanctuary’s canals

The Koh Kong provincial authority on Monday ordered the temporary halt to the filling-in of canals at the Tatai Wildlife Sanctuary in Khemarak Phoumin City’s Smach Meanchey commune while an environmental impact assessment is being conducted. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-authorities-order-halt-filling-sanctuarys-canals

Mekong river countries urged to reconsider hydropower dams

Activists representing Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam yesterday urged their respective governments to consider the lives of people living around the Mekong River when building infrastructure projects. Some of the activists urged governments to increase impact assessment initiatives, while others called for the suspension of all ongoing ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50628833/mekong-river-countries-urged-to-reconsider-hydropower-dams/

Journalists invited to tour Ream Naval Base

The Ministry of National Defence on Friday invited some 70 national and international journalists to inspect the Ream Naval Base following reports last week of a deal with China to use the facility. The story was immediately dismissed by Prime Minister Hun Sen as “fabricated ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/journalists-invited-tour-ream-naval-base

Activists launch ‘Rescue Island’ campaign for Koh Kong Krao

Environmental activists have launched the “Rescue Island” campaign to urge the government to preserve Koh Kong province’s Koh Kong Krao island, Cambodia’s largest, as a national park. They are concerned that development could destroy forever the natural beauty of the 103sq km island. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activists-launch-rescue-island-campaign-koh-kong-krao

Gov’t releases sub-decree on Bokor town development

The government has decided to develop Bokor National Park into a futuristic and historic tourism city, a sub-decree on the introduction of the master plan for Bokor town’s development said. The area will be connected to the Kingdom’s southern coastal tourism corridor. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-releases-sub-decree-bokor-town-development

Steel-framed buildings to be demolished in Preah Sihanouk

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall ordered the demolition on Monday of two Chinese-owned steel-framed buildings on Otres Beach I in Stung Hav district’s Otres commune that were found to have encroached on the public beach. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/steel-framed-buildings-be-demolished-preah-sihanouk

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